charles anderson kane 2007 - 2011
growth rigor application development exploration
clemson sc_living structures 03
professor d. hecker
everywhere_tectonic zones 09
professor l. mitchell
clemson sc_reimagining the theatre 13
professors r. bruhns
greenville sc_structural ribbon 21
professor d. lee
pendleton sc_site activation 25
professor r. bruhns
charleston sc_framing the ccdc 31
professor r. miller
charles anderson kane clemson university
undergraduate portfolio august 2007 - may 2011
Moving through my first 4 years of architectural educations, I find myself drawn to interactions within architecture. These interactions span scale and medium: the directionality of a screw, the users movement patterns through space, the variant character of a city, the translation between analog & digital design. For me these relationships between materials, users, spaces &design processes are essential to creating multivalent architecture that performs functionally,
STATEMENT of INTENT
curr iculu m vitae
MAJOR: architecture, BA GPA: 4.0 studio / 3.88 cumulative MINOR: spanish HONORS: Magna Cum Ladde Calhoun Honors College and Calhoun Scholar Program
ACHIEVEMENTS / ORGANIZATIONS
_1st Place USITT Ideal Theatre Design Competition (2011) _2010 Clemson University portfolio winner _Merit scholarships (4 years): $30.000 _undergraduate selection for Charleston internship (spring 2010) _AIAS member _Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society _Golden Key Honors Society _United States Congressional Award, Gold Medal (2007) _Eagle Scout (2006) _AutoCad Drafting _PowerCAD Drafting _Rhinoceros 3D + paneling tools + grasshopper _SketchUp _Adobe Suite _Microsoft Office _Digital Fabrication: laser cutter 3d printer _Metal Work _Secondary Language: Spanish
_c-design inc. architecture firm_CHARLOTTE NC (Summers and Winters 2008 + 2009) (June 2011 - present) _LandDesign landscape architecture firm_CHARLOTTE NC (Summer 2008) _kevan hoertdoerfer architects_CHARLESTON NC (January - July 2010)
_CAC.C_Clemson Architecture Center in Charleston _DESIGN / BUILD (spring semester 2010) _Turkey _Urban Development Studies
CLEMSON SC_living structures
BIKE DEPOT intersecting program and exposing processes DESIGN / BUILD applying materiality and tectonic connections
C entral 3,522
W oodlands 200
U niversity V illage 1 ,050 T he R eserve 590 B erke ley P lace 250
S eneca 7,652 SITE Clemson 11,939
P endleton 2,966
exterior skin wraps all interior spaces
roof acts as a water collection and storage device
sectional structural system
sun naturally heats the water, before moving through building
housing units conform to circulation flow
By considering population and relationship to the university, smaller bike rental points are placed in the towns that neighbor the campus to foster more interaction.
excess water accumulation becomes opportunity for water collection
tubular circulation of public spaces for 100 percent biker mobility
A bike rental depot and apartment building that uses the bicycle as a catalyst for social change. The bicycle is propelled by the user and giving the user the potential to engage with their surroundings. This building is a hub of a larger community network for bicycle rental. The buildingâ€”like the bicycleâ€” is self sustaining and engaging.
rental bicycles hung on the ceiling
central kiosk for rental transactions
SECOND/THIRD FLOOR personalized housing units on top floor ck05
erosion of the exterior skin takes the form of
to allow for
and exterior views
LAUREN MITCHELL FALL 2009
ANYWHERE USA_tectonic zones
DOOR WINDOWand STAIR studying connections scales of spaces
Not a building, but a series of spaces, this project explores the tectonic joineries of materials and spaces. This project focuses on the journey of moving through a space and instead of the destination. The points of interest are experiential moments at thresholds between spaces: private v public interior v exterior grounded v elevated
COLLABORATORS EVALINE DADULLA MICHAEL DEERE ALLENDER STEWART
THE TRANSFORMATIVE THEATRE the ideal theatre for teaching
Performance spaces are linked through public spaces.
YER M ILE
BUS STOP PARKING
The new theatre would draw pedestrian traffic further into the downtown area.
SITE REMEDIATION This new theatre is on the site of an abandoned movie theatre. The design keeps a similiar footprint to the former building in order to reuse many of the existing walls.
The theatre is accesible through mass transit, a parking deck, and nearby street parking.
REMOVING THE HEAT ISLAND The existing parking lot is replaced with an engineerd softscape that connects the adjacent parks, reduces runoff, and acts as an additional gathering area for the theatre area.
THE STAGE THAT PERFORMS Developing a new space for the theatre department required bringing a new dimension that is not currently available. In this unassuming black box space, the entire floor raises and lowers to become the seating, the stage, and the set.
ADJACENCIES AND CONNECTIVITY The proximity of the classrooms, the stage, and the set shop allow for constant interaction between the spaces. Now classroom lectures can be imediately applied in the theatre, and the classroom becomes an extension of the back of house during performances.
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7 8 4 5
2 3 6
1. LOBBY 2. SET SHOP 3. THEATRE 4. CLASSROOM 5. OFFICE
6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
RESTROOM SOUND BOOTH CATWALK TENSION GRID ROOF
Thus the excitement of the stage floor is visually transposed onto the exterior to communicate the excitement to the public.
THE LOBBY EXTENDS INTO THE ADJACENT PARKS
BACK of HOUSE
COLLEGE AVENUE COLLEGE AVENUE
BACK of HOUSE
BACK of HOUSE
BACK of HOUSE
BACK ADJACENT PARKof
COLLEGE AVENUE COLLEGE AVENUE
The walls of the classroom pop out to become private dressing rooms during the performance and the pixelated texture caused by the deployed dressing rooms act as a visual sign that a performance is occuring.
COLLABORATORS MICHAEL DEERE KIKI KOLOWICH DAVID MACAULAY MIKE McCARTHY
STRUCTURAL RIBBON studying connections and scales of spaces
As part of computer design methods course, this project involved designing a gallery space to display 1600 pieces of letter sized paper.
The exhibition space--a metal shop--made flat stock steel an appropriate material.
Through parametrics we created an artifact that responded to standardardized metal lengths and the number of pages on display, so that our design had zero metal waste.
We wanted to create an artifact that both performed like the paper on display and structurally supported itself. Through the joint use of parametric modeling software and analog models, we developed two conical ribbons that became an interactive and inhabitable exhibit.
PENDLETON SC_Additive Succession
BBQ RESTAURANT reevaluating a parking lot and revealing process
elevation_horizontality mimics existing big box strip and interupts the monotony with the vertical structure and chimney
dry-stacked wood allows for varying levels of permeability
roof planes bend and splinter to emphasize program changes and structrual MOMENTS
directionality based on vehicular, pedestrian, and bicycle ENTRANCES
establishing the chimney as the anchoring element
A BBQ Restaurant that uses streetside architecure as a vehicle for engaging the customer in the laborious process of bbq preparation by blurring the line between kitchen and dining spaces.
By replacing unused asphalt with vegitation and permeable textures, the parking lot subdivides into smaller scale spaces and develops into habitabal zones that connect adjacent communities for increased pedestrian and bicycle movement.
site plan_retextured surfaces and reclaimed softscape
longitudinal section_display kitchen, outdoor eating,and vegetative zones ck23
SPRING SUMMER 2010 ROBERT MILLER
CHARLESTON SC_framing the CCDC
joel babcock alex defee daniel hutcherson jonathan jones andrew pardue katie sedor lindsay shelton joel travis barack yaryan METAL PROFESSOR sean ahern
Civic Design Center of Charleston michael maher
DESIGN / BUILD contextually applying materiality and tectonic connections
The sole surving building of a Charleston city block becomes a incubator for vehicular innovation and a messenger for the steetâ€™s forgotten history.
IZ EL H ET ET RE
ST C CD
Given the charge to create a secure long term bike storage system for the employees of the Civic Design Center (CCDC) and secure public bike spaces.
ST ET T
In the context of downtown, it was impossible to ignore the historic layers that make up the city.
THE SITE Due to constricting property lines, we reorganized the site (removing trees and relocating HVAC units) to make room for the clientâ€™s programatic requirements.
RBC Centura Building
Charleston Public Library
CALHOUN STREET CCDC
ET STRE ON ANS
School Administration Building
Parking Garage DEMOLITION City ITEMS PROPERTY LINE
ck33 Gaillard Auditorium
in various shades
STAGE III stripes applied
and stucco tape applied for striping
STAGE II painterâ€™s chalk
STAGE I base coat applied
Through analysis of historic photos and maps, the mural reveals previously invisible historical site information through architectural graphics. Pouche is used to denote the prescence of historically adjacent buildings. Various line types denote changes to the facade, large alterations, and important events.
Wall labels completed with laser cut stencils
By using a color palette that was complimentary to the existing building, the mural slowly reveals more information to the observer as one approaches without being too abrasive for the conservative architectural tendencies of the city.
1888 sanborn map
1951 sanborn map
The historical narrative extends onto the ground plane. Concrete curbs mark the perimeter of two different buildings that both inhabited the current site.
STAGE IV concrete poured
STAGE III rebar assembled
In addition to revealing the footprints of the invisible buildings, the ground plane houses the concrete footers which support the rails that the bike units rest on. The concrete footings are staggered in an attempt to utilize the spanning capabilities of the c channel rails and to maneuver the numerous infrastructure hazards below ground.
STAGE II formwork constructed
STAGE I holes and trenches
BUILDING IRREGULARITIES EXPOSED
PRESENCE THROUGH ABSENCE
The bike units are comprised of 9 private and 3 public storage units. The form of the boxes were derived in response to the shape of the bike, and the doors take their inspiration from the Charleston shutter.
STAGE IV metal pieces assembled
c-channel rails leveled and secured on footings
cleaned, and painted
STAGE II steel is fabricated,
STAGE I full scale mock-up
used to fine tune the design
The units are designed for vertical bike storage to deal with tight site constraints. Not only does the door enclose the bike but also it acts as the rack that holds the vehicle in place.
BIKE STORAGE ck39
sacrificial area_troy, turkey ck43